Atwal finishes tied 51st at the Memorial

Updated: Jun 06, 2011, 09:49 AM IST

Dublin: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal carded a topsy-turvy one-under 71 in the final round to sign off tied 51st at the PGA Tour`s Memorial Championship here.

Atwal had four birdies and three bogeys, including one on the last hole at the Murifield Golf course. The Orlando-based golfer ended his campaign with a total of one-over 289.

Atwal birdied the fifth, seventh, 15th and 16th but dropped bogeys on the sixth, 11th and 18th.

Steve Stricker (68) held off Brandt Jobe and Matt Kuchar, both of who charged up with rounds of 65 each, and won with a shot to spare despite a bogey on the last hole.

Stricker totalled 16-under 272 and Jobe and Kuchar were 15-under 273. Dustin Johnson (65) was fourth at 12-under 276 and Rory McIlroy (68) was 11-under.

Stricker had a two-shot cushion when he came to the 18th hole thanks to sand saves on the two previous holes.

On the final hole, he found the fairway bunker, hit his second shot short of the green, chipped to 20 feet and two-putted for bogey for his 10th career win.

Seven of his 10 wins have come after he turned 40.

PTI